Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang claimed without evidence on Wednesday night that “we’re too late” in addressing climate change and that people need to be evacuated to higher ground immediately.
Yang began by highlighting a statistic that Joe Biden cited that the U.S. is responsible for only 15% of total global emissions and that even if the U.S. makes drastic changes in climate policy it is not going to do much in the grand scheme of things.
“This is going to be a tough truth but we are too late,” Yang said. “We are 10 years too late. We need to do everything we can to start moving the climate in the right direction but also need to start moving our people to higher ground and the best way to do that is to put economic resources in your hands so you can protect yourself and your families.”